For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Dugharry

    Dugharry said, over 2 years ago


  2. pendijk

    pendijk said, over 2 years ago

    They didn’t offer to pay her, they want it all for free.

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    Underneath it all, Michael is really a good kid!

  4. Jean

    Jean said, over 2 years ago

    they wanted her to write an additional column for free………I think it is good to be published but she still needs to be paid.

  5. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Aww, very sweet, Michael! Funny how it’s okay if we pick on our family, but if someone else does, it’s war!

  6. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 2 years ago

    Michael is behaving so much older than Elly.

  7. Nancy

    Nancy said, over 2 years ago

    go give em a piece of your mind Elly!

  8. murcudgeon

    murcudgeon said, over 2 years ago

    Rags like that are stepping stones to paid publication.

  9. thesly

    thesly said, over 2 years ago

    The last panel was cute. I think she should bring him over. A little common sense might help the people…..

  10. dsom8

    dsom8 said, over 2 years ago

    At least the complaining here (in the comments) is not political. Do you do the same thing in the other strips you read?

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 2 years ago

    FYI – This series of cartoons are lifted from Lynn Johnston’s real-life experience doing cartoons for The Valley Journal when she lived in Dundas, Ontario. (“Valley” comes from Dundas Valley.) “Valley Voice” is like “Valley Journal” and close enough to get the idea. According to Lynn Johnston’s biography, The Valley Journal paid her $10 for a weekly cartoon, when Lynn gave them the ultimatum of “more money or no cartoon,” they chose “no cartoon.”

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn ’s Notes:
    As a young artist trying to get freelance work anywhere I could, I often found myself doing things for clients who offered to pay me, but when it came time to do so, had no money. It was hard to defend myself against such people, so I just kept producing and taking my lumps. I did a lot of illustration for a small local publisher when I was young. When I pleaded with him to pay me the money he owed me, he said I should be happy just to see my work in print!

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    The only daily in Bonham is an online thingie. I used to write a book review for them weekly. I was suddenly fired for “not being respectful enough” when I was hired a year before! My last (unpublished) review was a book on organic gardening – I guess the Farm Bureau objected.

  14. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    You should have sued them for wrongful termination based on Insufficient Cause for Termination. “Not being respectful enough” is not a valid reason for job termination. Was “deferential/respectful behavior” explained to you as being a part of your writing criteria? Or perhaps you broke the unwritten rule of not kissing enough butt in your office. Then again,maybe the firing was a blessing in disguise. Aack! Ya got me riled,hip!!! XO

  15. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Michael is really a sweet kid.

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